Ousted: The City of San Antonio’s Displacement of Residents through Code Enforcement Actions

dc.contributorEntrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic
dc.creatorWay, Heather K.
dc.creatorJudd, Abbey
dc.creatorWillis, Ottilia
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-12T20:39:55Z
dc.date.available2022-07-12T20:39:55Z
dc.date.issued2021-11
dc.description.abstractIn this report, we examine the City of San Antonio’s displacement of residents from their homes for code violations, with a focus on single-family residences. From 2015-2020, the City issued close to 1,000 orders to vacate and orders to demolish single-family homes, including at least 607 orders for occupied homes. Residents who are displaced from their homes by these blunt code enforcement tools are among the city’s most vulnerable residents. With the loss of their homes and lack of access to relocation assistance, these residents face a perilous future, including a high risk of homelessness.In our research, we sought to better understand the City’s process for issuing these orders to vacate and demolish and how this process compares to other large cities in Texas. We also analyzed the locations of these orders and whether certain communities have been disproportionately impacted. And finally, we examined the types of city resources available to help residents receiving these orders.en_US
dc.description.departmentLawen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/114822
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/41725
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSubstandard and Dangerous Propertiesen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectsubstandard and dangerous propertiesen_US
dc.titleOusted: The City of San Antonio’s Displacement of Residents through Code Enforcement Actionsen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US

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